Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Pastel on Paper (12x12)
Today's effort is titled such because of a text I received. The last few days have brought interesting changes and possibilities for me and I'm moving forward despite my fears. More may come later, but for now, I would like to share the efforts of the day that arose as I dip my toe in the water.
I dropped of several pieces at Gallery 101 here in Fort Lauderdale, which feels great.  More work will be submitted at the end of the month for a juried exhibit.  I need to make a final decision about what to take since I can submit three pieces.   Excited that I'm getting my work out there on the time table that I wanted for this year.
©2009 Cindy K. Shaw All rights reserved

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cliff's Edge

Oil on Canvas (12x30)
I finally finished this today.  I had been trying to get to it all week and things just didn't work that direction. It was beckoning every time I walked past seeing it on the easel.
I've recently opened doors that have been tightly closed for some time now.  Feeling the "Cliff's Edge" and not so terrified of the leap today. Thanks JD. ©2009 Cindy K. Shaw All rights reserved

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Still Sketching

Saw this photograph in the paper and had to draw it.  Also got to play with some new markers, which is something new for me.  I rather like how it turned out. 

This was done last Wednesday. It was a challenge presented by someone I follow on Twitter. Draw what you think. Draw your Tweets and Facebook posts.  Write them all down.  It was a cool exercise and I got something unlike anything I've ever done before.  He was pleased when I shared the outcome.  
©2009 Cindy K. Shaw All rights reserved

Monday, January 18, 2010

Time at the Easel

Pastel on Paper (12 x16)
Completed this on Sunday. My intent was to get up and paint.  Since I got up what is very late for me (10:30 a.m.) and by the time I ate "breakfast" and got my weekly laundry going it was time for the Cowboy game.  I grew up in Texas and have been a Cowboy fan since the age of 11. It has been a disappointing experience the last few years and Sunday's playoff game was no exception.  I was a little peeved I sacrificed my morning easel time for an suck ass game from a Cowboy fan perspective.  I started this during halftime and finished it later in the afternoon/early evening.  The day wasn't a total loss. 
I setup a Facebook fan page: Cindy K. Shaw, Artist which presents my work in a more organized least until I get a dedicated website going.  So if you are on Facebook please become a fan of my page. 
I will be taking some work into Gallery 101 in Fort Lauderdale so we can get some things up by the end of the month. I'm very excited about that.  I also had some work out during the Wilton Manors Art Walk last weekend and was pleased with the responses.  Not a great forum for selling since most who are out and about in the area are going to dinner and clubs, but it's good exposure. 
©2009 Cindy K. Shaw All rights reserved

Friday, January 15, 2010


Oil on Wood (36 x 48)

 Work completed this week.  I had intended to go another direction with the prep for this painting, but Haiti was in my consciousness. This happened instead.    ©2009 Cindy K. Shaw All rights reserved

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Head is in Haiti

18x24 Pastel on Paper
This is actually a piece  I completed during the Holidays and never posted it. I worked on another painting this morning (I'm not busy with work at the moment) and my head kept returning to Haiti and the devastation suffered there from yesterday's earthquake.  It is a very poor nation ill-equipped to handle such a disaster.  Rescue efforts will be at the forefront, but food and water will soon become a critical issue.  You can go the Red Cross to find out ways you can help.  A quick method is to send a text to 90999 with Haiti as the message.  They will automatically charge your cell phone account $10, which goes to the disaster relief fun.  It's that simple.    
©2009 Cindy K. Shaw All rights reserved

Friday, January 01, 2010

Bringing in the New Year

Here's the first finished piece for 2010.  Called "Beware" for obvious reasons.   
Oil on cardboard. ©2009 Cindy K. Shaw All rights reserved